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Barbara Andrews
B: 1936-02-20
D: 2017-09-19
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Andrews, Barbara
Beulah Green
B: 1919-09-17
D: 2017-09-15
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Green, Beulah
Ponsonby Vanderburg
B: 1924-10-29
D: 2017-09-10
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Vanderburg, Ponsonby
Carol Delanty
B: 1940-02-13
D: 2017-09-08
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Delanty, Carol
David Punchard
B: 1940-04-13
D: 2017-09-08
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Punchard, David
Joan Neveu
B: 1933-08-05
D: 2017-09-04
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Neveu, Joan
John Cookson
B: 1934-03-03
D: 2017-08-29
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Cookson, John
Elizabeth "Betty" Sinderly
B: 1931-12-29
D: 2017-08-27
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Sinderly, Elizabeth "Betty"
Leona Riley
B: 1942-07-18
D: 2017-08-27
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Riley, Leona
Gary Russwurm
B: 1950-11-07
D: 2017-08-26
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Russwurm, Gary
Robert "Bob" Romberg
B: 1941-06-17
D: 2017-08-24
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Romberg, Robert "Bob"
Margaret Kelso
B: 1926-02-08
D: 2017-08-23
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Kelso, Margaret
David Diller
B: 1932-05-29
D: 2017-08-23
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Diller, David
Rose Barrick
B: 1932-10-25
D: 2017-08-22
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Barrick, Rose
Erol Burton
D: 2017-08-20
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Burton, Erol
Kathryn Aitken
B: 1956-11-05
D: 2017-08-18
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Aitken, Kathryn
Max Beaumont
B: 1926-05-12
D: 2017-08-17
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Beaumont, Max
Arlene Reimer
D: 2017-08-12
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Reimer, Arlene
Muriel Hind
B: 1925-09-19
D: 2017-08-10
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Hind, Muriel
Kenneth Hammell
B: 1922-03-26
D: 2017-08-09
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Hammell, Kenneth
Margaret Taverner
B: 1934-03-15
D: 2017-08-09
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Taverner, Margaret

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  • Please accept my condolences on the loss of your partner.
  • With deepest sympathy for your loss.
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  • Please know our loving thoughts embrace you each and every day.
  • Thinking of you in these difficult times and sending you love.
  • With heartfelt condolences.
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  • Sharing in your sorrow, thinking of you and wishing I could be there
  • to hold your hand.
  • May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead.
  • Hold tight to memories for comfort.
  • Lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
  • As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Peace, prayers and blessings.
  • Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow.
  • You are in our prayers.
  • May your memories give you strength.
  • Remember that we love and care about you.
  • May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

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